I love a minimalist neutral outfit, but that can get boring, especially without a top layer to add interest. The key is to be intentional about using texture and accessories to their full advantage, and Saks OFF 5TH is my best kept secret for finding designer brands at discounted prices.
Gestuz Embla Cable-Knit Cotton Shell (M) (option) //Joe’s Jeans High Rise Wide Leg Jeans (28) (option) // STEVEN NEW YORK Hunnie Contrast Trim Flat Sandals (8) // orYANY Iguana Embossed Leather Top Handle Bag // SPHERA MILANO 14K Gold Plated Sterling Silver Twist Hoops // GUCCI 52MM Round Sunglasses
I found a great pair of Joe’s wide leg jeans in a light wash that’s perfect for spring (similar here), and I paired them with an ivory Gestuz cable knit cotton shell. Unfortunately, the shell is low inventory, but I found another nice option here.
Both of these pieces are good quality basics that can be mixed and matched, and I love how the cable knit detail on the sweater adds textural interest to this simple look.
To keep the look light and airy, I added a pair of Steven New York slides in a linen and leather tone-on-tone design. These have the look of a high end designer brand, but they’re under $50 at Saks OFF 5TH.
I thought this orYANY Iguana Embossed Leather Top Handle Bag was a really fun addition to the look. It adds another element of texture, plus tangerine is such a happy color. It’s very small, so definitely more of a going-out bag, or good for ladies who like to carry only the essentials.
These large twisted gold hoops were also a Saks OFF 5TH find. I love the size, and the twisted design is so pretty. They elevate the simple outfit and bring the eye back up to my face.
And as I always say, no outfit is complete without a great pair of sunglasses! Saks OFF 5TH has tons of great options right now.
These round GUCCI round sunglasses are a little smaller than my cat-eye pair that I sadly misplaced, but I think they’re a nice fit for my face.
They’re comfortable too, and you can’t beat the price for designer sunglasses. They even came with a chic branded case, as well as the dust cloth and other official paperwork.
With a simple switch of a few key accessories, this outfit takes on a whole new look. I’m wearing the same earrings, but this time I added snake embossed leather sandals and a gorgeous woven tote with leather trim.
Gestuz Embla Cable-Knit Cotton Shell (M) //Joe’s Jeans High Rise Wide Leg Jeans (28) // SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Eve Snake Embossed Leather Sandals (8) (option) // SPHERA MILANO 14K Gold Plated Sterling Silver Twist Hoops // V ITALIA MADE IN ITALY Logo Woven Tote (option) // PRADA 55MM Oval Sunglasses
I also swapped out my black plastic frames for these PRADA oval sunglasses in the pretty Havana Brown. Rounder frames are trending this season, and these fit right in. They’re also very lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Saks OFF 5TH also has my favorite ATM Schoolboy Jersey T-Shirt in a really pretty wisteria color for half off, and you better believe I snapped it right up!
These are such high quality tees, but they do sell fast once they get marked down, so there are only a few sizes left. It also comes in pink, and I recommend sizing up in these tees. I wear a medium.
Simple yet elevated outfits are always my favorites, and Saks OFF 5TH is a great place to get these designer looks for less and help you transition your style for spring!
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photos: Alison Cornell